25 Nov 25, 2017
The State of Civil Resistance In the United States
Prof Erica Chenoweth, internationally recognised authority on political violence and its alternatives, will speak at this Catalyst talk.
Foreign Policy magazine ranked Prof Chenoweth as among the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2013 for her efforts to promote the empirical study of civil resistance. She comes to Queenstown after attending the University of Otago’s “Rethinking Pacifism for Revolution, Security and Politics” conference, where she is a keynote speaker.
Details of Prof Chenoweth’s talk will follow.
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Erica Chenoweth, PhD is Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She is also currently co-chair of the Academic Council at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, a Fellow at the One Earth Future Foundation, a Peace Science Society International councillor and a Council on Foreign Relations team member.
Chenoweth’s research programme involves three main questions: why do state and non-state groups use political violence, what are the alternatives to political violence, and how can these alternatives be promoted?
In 2008, Chenoweth established the Program on Terrorism and Insurgency Research, a think tank that produces policy-relevant research on the causes and effects of insurgency, terrorism, and strategic nonviolent resistance. The program, now part of the Sie Cheou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Korbel School, houses multiple projects and provides students with opportunities to engage in research related to the programme’s mission.
Chenoweth has presented her research all over the world at various academic conferences, government workshops, and international governmental organizations including at the 2013 World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates held in Warsaw.
Her research and commentary have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Economist, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, TEDxBoulder, The New Republic, The Guardian, The Atlantic and elsewhere.